Stuart Johnson, Deseret News Archives
BYU QB Riley Nelson runs a drill at spring football practice, March 29, 2010. Nelson was honored with with a nomination for the AFCA Good Works award.

PROVO — BYU junior quarterback Riley Nelson has been nominated for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, which honors players for the positive influence they have in their communities.

Nelson, one of 57 nominees from the Football Bowl Subdivision, has been involved with the Buff Don't Puff program, BYU Sports Heroes Day, the Heart2Home Foundation and Senior Honors Day.

An Academic All-Mountain West Conference selection, Nelson served an LDS mission to Spain. Since his return, he has been involved in speaking to youth around the country.

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